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"She is the woman."

Translation:Hun er kvinden.

November 5, 2014



Which scenarios should i use kvinde or kvinden?


Instead of using a word to mean "the" the Danish use a suffix. So, en kvinde means "a woman" while kvinden means "the woman."


I can't entirely tell the difference when this program pronounces kvind and kvinden. Is there a difference in pronounciation?


There is a small difference. Kvinden will end with your tongue touching the roof of your mouth. Kvinde ends with space between them.


O, thank you. It is almost unreal to hear the difference when you just started learning, but I'll try.


Just wanna add the note :)

1) kvinde https://forvo.com/word/kvinde/

"kvinde": they seem to say "vine" in Romanian (means: "comes")?

2) kvinden https://forvo.com/word/kvinden/


I keep getting confused between er, en, and et. Can someone please explain?


Hopefully this doesnt confuse much, but I can make a few bullet points to sort things a bit... Note that there are some exceptions!

The indefinite article, a, in english can be expressed using the Danish, en, et, -e, or -er depending on gender or plurality -common gender (car/woman) -singular (a car/a woman) -en bil -en kvinde -plural (cars/women) -biler -kvinder -neuter gender (book/house) -singular (a book/a house) -et bog -et hus -plural (books/houses) -boger -huse

At any rate, this should be a good start in learning when to use the words en, et and the suffixes.


You have given a good explanation here, but "bog" is common gender.


Click on the word to find out what a means.Click on the word in the sentence to know what it means :)


Are there conjugations in Danish?

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    Technically there are, because for example the verb at være takes the form "er" in the present tense for all persons. All persons are conjugated the same. Look here:



    I can't pronounce woman for the life of me! Help? Lol


    I learned on another discussion that the "d" in kvinde(n) is silent, so that helps. Keeping that in mind it seems "kvinde" sounds like kveenuh. I found the definite form seems to work well if I simply pronounce a double "n" i.e. "kvinden" sounds like kveenn. Just learning myself, so if someone can explain better, go to it.


    How is kvinderne used?


    It is the definite plural -- "the women"

    en kvinde = a woman kvinden = the woman kvinder = women kvinderne = the women

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